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'''Torquato Tasso''' (; 11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italy|Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem ''La Gerusalemme liberata'' (''Jerusalem Delivered'', 1581 in literature|1581), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem (1099)|siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be Poet laureate|crowned as the king of poets by Clement VIII|the Pope. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.
Birth date{{birth date|1544|3|11|df=y}}
Birth placeSorrento, Kingdom of Naples
Death date{{death date and age|1595|4|25|1544|3|11|df=y}}
Death placeRome, Papal States
OccupationPoet
GenreEpic poetry, lyric poetry
Movement| influences = Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Francesco Petrarca, Ludovico Ariosto
InfluencedLudwig Tieck
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